Sesili is a 59-year-old married woman with six children. For over ten years, she has operated a huge plantation where she grows taro, yams, banana, and taamu to sell in her community. Sesili has been a member of SPBD since 2009.
Sesili is requesting a loan to buy new equipment such as a wheelbarrow, crowbar, spade, knives, rakes, and other tools for her farm. She plans to use the profits from her loan to support her family.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.